Tuesday 28 February 2012

2B or NOT 2B

You can take a horse to water but a pencil must be lead

Mystery of Shakespearean proportions tonight as it was unclear as to whether it 2 or 3 for BWP. There was still some doubt after the final whistle. I hope he is credited with what would be his first ever hat-trick. Never mind it was another 3 points on the road for the Addicks. 

Reports from the radio, my brother who was there and the stats all indicate that this was a comfortable victory against a poor Chesterfield side who must now fear the worst.

Unsurprisingly Sir Chris kept the same starting eleven for tonight’s game at the b2net stadium versus Chesterfield. One change on the bench saw Russell replace Pritchard on the bench.

I followed the game from 35 minutes gone in the first half and it certainly sounded as though we were having the better of the possession and carrying the greater threat. That manifested itself in terms of a goal after good work from Solly fed Green whose cross / shot was bundled over the line by BWP.

The main thing in second half was to weather any potential early storm from the Spirerites. The Addicks did that and more as just after 56 minutes on the clock BWP turn sharply to register his and Charlton’s second.

Less than two minutes later and Solly squared the ball in the area for Skip to notch the third. It was excellent work against a Chesterfield side that haven’t conceded too many of late.

Clive Walker felt that the midfield pair of Hollands and Stephens were working harder to get forward in the second half than they had in the first and that had brought its own reward.

With 65 minutes on the clock Danny Green had worked an opening and crossed the ball in and it appeared that BWP had scored his first ever hat-trick although there was some uncertainty from the Radio London commentary team. BWP later left the field without claiming the match ball and so it appeared that they were right.

Soon after and Morrison and Yann left the field to be replaced by Cort and Clarke respectively. On 77 minutes then Haynes replaced Skip who got a well earned rest.

The win and Huddersfield being pegged back at Stevenage after being 2-0 up meant that the gap to third was 14 points with our goal difference standing at an impressive plus 40.

It’s off to Dean Court ( I don’t care what they call it that what it is ! ) on Saturday for what promises to be a tough game. My lad has paid for my ticket and will be paying for the petrol / train fare too which is a most welcome and generous gesture on his part. I just hope the team put in a performance like tonight and make it all worthwhile !


  1. Fabby result, I knew it was coming just not when :)

    Look out for Oliver our Mascot at Bournemouth!!

  2. That sounds good Anon, I will keep an eye out for Oliver.